Tails OS: Secure OS to Stay Anonymous

By | February 20, 2014

Tails OS (unusually named tool) is actually a live Linux-based operating system that you can boot into on any computer. If you are worried about your Privacy on internet, then you must start using this OS as it preferred by Edward Snowden.

Tails OS  intends to protects your Privacy and surf the web anonymously.Tails is an acronym for ” The Amnesic Incognito Live System”, you can run this OS from a DVD, USB memory stick or SD card.

Using Tails OS, you can cruise the sea called internet anonymously while safeguarding your Privacy and deceive or thwart censorship imposed by government.

The main idea of using Tails OS is to browse the web like a boss and use any computer without leaving any traces and stop the snooper spying on you.

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Tails OS also features built-in encrypted emails and chat with private messaging.The OS supports built-in file encryption as well.Using this file encryption feature, you can save your documents to a pen drive and they’ll automatically be encrypted.

So by using Tails OS, you can encrypt your files, emails and Instant-messaging chats to ensure no-one else read them.It doesn’t end here as this is secure OS is pre-loaded with software like GIMP, openoffice, Audacity and more , so you can perform all kinds of tasks.

For browsing the web Tails OS  provides  Iceweasel, a Firefox-based browser that uses Tor network for routing connections.

Tor is an open network that bounces your communication around a distributed network of global relays.For anonymity on the web most users prefer Tor, it lets you access blocked sites, hides your physical location and prevents others watching over your Internet connection.

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Tails OS preserves your privacy and anonymity, you have access to cryptographic tools to encrypt, circumvent censorship and use the Internet anonymously without leaving any trace on your computer.

Installing and using the tails OS is very easy, the developer website provides full instructions about how to setup and use this OS.

 
Visit tails.boum.org  website to  download  Tails OS, you can either directly download  the ISO image file , plus cryptographic signature or  for the torrent version you can use BitTorrent application to downloading the ISO file along with cryptographic signature (used to verify the ISO file) .

About Ramakanth

Ramakanth is lead writer & one of the Founder of Techno360. He covers security, freebies, web-browsers,Windows OS and a variety of other subjects. He earned his degree at Anna university,worked in IT support for several years, and has been writing at Techno360 since 2008.

2 thoughts on “Tails OS: Secure OS to Stay Anonymous

  1. dirk

    Dear Mr Ramakanth , can I use that prog Tails on a Windows 7 system also ? I am a little bit cofused about it …
    I now ist is a linux based program and is it for Linux os only ?
    Greetz
    Dirk

    1. Ramakanth Post author

      yes,the OS runs from a USB stick and it will not interfere with other os installed on your system.

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